Thursday’s trade deadline saw the Nets make a move to acquire Blazers forward Gerald Wallace. This trade opened up a roster spot and the Nets decided to call up Jerry Smith from the Nets D-League affiliate, the Springfield Armor.
Smith confirmed it earlier via his Twitter account, @JSmith_8
So blessed to have this opportunity!!! Thank you lord I know it’s all your work! #GoNets!
No he’s not Dwight Howard, but Smith is a quality guard who offers a lot.
During year and half service with Springfield, Smith has played both guard positions, showing a nice shooting touch from behind the arc as he did in his days a Louisville.
Smith is also one of the more aggressive on ball defenders the D-League has to offer.
The 6-foot-2 Smith has had an excellent year for the Armor this season. He began the year in the Nets training camp along with teammates JamesOn Curry and former-Net Dennis Horner. He was also selected as a D-League All-Star and was named D-League Player of the Month for February.
Smith was averaging 19.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game in 32 contests for Springfield this season. He is the second player called up during the Nets-Armor hybrid affiliation – Horner was called up after training camp.
It’s been a string of good news recently for the Nets minor league affiliate. Earlier this week it was announced that center Jeff Foote signed with the New Orleans Hornets.
Springfield will return to action Friday night on the road at Tulsa.